Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Graham Cracker Village 2014

I was unable to get a shot of all of the creations, so here they are individually

Hannah's Tee-Pee

Ian's House

Ty's Treehouse

My suburb

Jonathan's Pirate Ship

Luke's Spider House

Nathan's House

Teresa's trailer
and a little Olaf Teresa made(From Frozen)

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pre-Christmas fun

A Christmas party in Nathan's class(Teresa had finals, so she was out at noon)

Sledding at Christmas Town

Ice skating at Christmas Town

The 40 ft. Christmas Tree's lights danced to the music
Nathan also climbed a rock wall and played in a huge inflatable snowman

Sunday, November 10, 2013

October Update(in November)

It was a busy and fun month...
Ian's Fall Festival

Racing ducks

Then Nathan's Trunk-or-Treat Fall Carnival

Luke was Iron Man, Ian was Captain America and Nathan was
Steve from Minecraft in diamond armor

The next day we went to Boo at the Zoo at CALM.
Teresa is a wood elf and I am a fairy godmother

Jonathan and the bear are bonding

miniature batman

That night it was spooky dinner time. We all did a part of it.
Jonathan made these apple mouths. In the back ground you might be able to see some pretzel
fingers that Teresa and Jonathan made

Nathan and I made some corn

Teresa and Nathan made some hot dog mummies

I made a meatloaf hand

Teresa made some roadkill on a stick

Nathan cleaning out his pumpkin, actually, that might be mine he's cleaning out.
Once I scrapped it clean, he liked pulling all the guts out

Teresa is carving her pumpkin

Nathan's vampire jack, my monster jack and Teresa's window scene.
Nathan had very little help with his carving

Halloween dinner
And these are just the things we have pictures of. Teresa had her first choir concert, and it was wonderful. I'm part of the choir booster club, so that's keeps me busy. We've had 3 fundraisers so far and I've been a major part of two of them. It keeps me pretty busy. Things should be a little slower now, I was also a major part of the Fall Carnival at Nathan's school. It sure is fun though, I lOVE fall and Halloween.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


School started

 The kids are doing great

This last weekend we went to Avila with my folks and James and Amanda. First, a stop at the farm

Then on to the beach!

We had a really good time! Nathan is in his element. We did go out swimming, pretty far too, until the waves took us out and we decided we'd had enough ;)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The last of the fun with the Mattson's

They have made it home safe and sound. Here  are pictures of the last few things we did together.

We saw a fun reptile show at the library - Clarissa is holding a big lizard

We went bowling

And Hiking up in Tehachapi

The little rascals love their dirt :)

I don't think Seth understood why he kept falling down the hill

Family dinner. The cousins had so much fun together. Nathan learned to play Chess

John and Mary's Christmas gift is finally done.
Thanks Jen, for getting the last of it together

Sunday, July 28, 2013

More Fun

I know, it seems like the fun never ends. We're loving it! We'll miss the Mattson's when they leave.
Here are some pictures from the 20th when we got together for come water fun and dinner.

Here we are making ice cream.
We are rolling the ice cream ball back and forth

Amber. Jared and Seth swinging

Don't mess with Nathan, he's using the big gun now

Ty instigated another water fight after dinner.
The kids played all afternoon on the slip and slide and with the other water fun

I think Teresa is playing baseball with Ryan

Teresa and Caitlin

Seth wanted to ride the scooter